20 Studio Apartments for rent in Elgin, IL

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Last updated November 20 at 4:56am UTC
2183 Vernon Dr
North Country Knolls
Elgin, IL
Updated November 9 at 2:07am UTC
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124 North Walkup Avenue
Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake, IL
Updated November 17 at 10:11am UTC
812 Morton
Batavia, IL
Updated November 19 at 4:58pm UTC
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Park Butterfield Apartments
2200 S Butterfield Rd
Mundelein, IL
Updated November 19 at 3:50pm UTC
Woodview Apartments
15 Parkway N
Deerfield, IL
Updated November 20 at 4:56am UTC
5401 Patton Drive
Lisle, IL
Updated November 9 at 10:51am UTC
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City Guide

Situated along the Fox River, Elgin is a mid-sized city located approximately 45 minutes away from Chicago, Illinois. While living in Elgin might not be particularly convenient if you plan on commuting to Chicago, this quickly growing locale has a residential charm that's all its own. Rentals here are also much less expensive than they tend to be in the "Windy City." Plus, if you prefer to live in a more tranquil location, then Elgin could be the perfect city for you. Definitely consider livi...

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What's the Local Food Scene and Nightlife Like?

Elgin boasts numerous amazing restaurants, which feature foods distinctive to specific areas within the United States and around the world. Cajun, Chinese, Classic American, Italian, Mexican, Thai and Vietnamese food is all here in abundance. While there is a high concentration of restaurants near the Fox River, you still have many other eateries available throughout the city.

Since you can find plenty of restaurants along the Fox River, it makes sense that many of Elgin's best bars are also nearby. Whether you prefer an exquisitely made martini or a cold glass of beer, you can find it here. Take the time to stop by the various cocktail bars, dance clubs, Irish pubs, speakeasies and sports bars located on the riverside. Otherwise, you can still find great bars around Elgin near Randall Road and the Grand Victoria Casino.

Do I Need a Car to Get Around Elgin?

While having a car isn't a necessity, it will make getting around much easier. Even though some neighborhoods in Elgin are walkable, and the city does have some public-transportation options, it could take a while to get where you need to go.

Downtown Elgin and Gifford Park are the easiest neighborhoods to get around on foot or with public transit. Elgin has 12 bus lines and one rail line, which will take you directly to Chicago. Just keep in mind that it will take you more than an hour to get there, so plan accordingly for the long commute.

Where Should I Look to Find the Best Studio Apartments?

If you're young, single or new to the area, moving into a studio can help you decide whether Elgin is a good fit before you commit to living here on a long-term basis. Here's a rundown of the neighborhoods where you'll find the best studio apartments:

Downtown Elgin: The majority of available studio apartments are in downtown Elgin, which is especially convenient if you want close access to public transit. This neighborhood has Elgin Metra Station and Elgin Terminal, which connect to all 12 of the city's bus lines. Downtown Elgin is also near many of the city's restaurants, bars and amenities. Expect to spend at least $600 monthly for a studio here.

Gifford Park: Located directly east of downtown Elgin, Gifford Park is quieter and calmer than the city center. While there aren't as many available studios here, it's well worth it to look around for a place to live in this picturesque neighborhood. Plus, Gifford Park is the perfect place to spend some free time. This park features a flower garden, a playground and a gazebo where you can enjoy local events year-round. Studios here tend to average around $850 per month.